we are architects

“bureau SLA designs, invents and builds. Our team of passionate experts collaborates with like-minded pioneers to tackle current and future spatial challenges. In a rapidly changing society we offer tangible answers to questions regarding the way we want to live, work and relax, in a manner that fosters well-being for people and the planet.”

we design, invent & build

Our projects are distinguished by intelligent design solutions with a hands-on approach. We are truly passionate about architecture and construction, yet we firmly believe that there is a necessity for a shift in construction methods. Our commitment extends beyond the construction industry to contribute to broader societal transitions. Through our projects we showcase that it is really possible: founding a plastic recycling factory for circular facade materials, constructing affordable homes using biobased prefab wood construction, crafting a pavilion from borrowed, repurposed materials, or designing a large-scale inclusive and circular culture cluster.

bureau SLA

bureau SLA comprises architects, engineers, and builders, supported by experts in architectural history, landscape architecture and sustainability. In addition to external projects, we actively pursue and invest our own resources in projects that explicitly embrace experimentation and innovation. We approach our work with an explorative and inquisitive mindset, thoroughly researching and implementing strategies related to material usage, energy efficiency, waste flows, smart living & working and development processes. Bureau SLA’s projects have received recognition in the Yearbook of Dutch Architecture on four occasions.

our clients

In addition to assignments for private clients, bureau SLA has recently worked on projects for: AM bv, Gemeente Almere, Gemeente Amsterdam, Stichting Bosveld, Stichting Cultuurtempel De Pels, DubbeLL-Buurtontwikkelaars, Woningstichting Eigen Haard, Dutch Design Foundation, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, Vereniging Hembrug A-elfjes, Koninklijke BAM Groep nv, KBK bouwgroep, Muiderslot, NEMO Science Museum, Gemeente Nijmegen, ProRail, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Stevast Baas & Groen, Theaterstad Amsterdam, Gemeente Utrecht, Vink Bouw B.V., Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe, St. Woonzorg Nederland, Xior Student Housing, Stichting Ymere.

Peter van Assche

Peter van Assche, founder of bureau SLA, transitioned into architecture following a successful career in experimental mathematics. In addition to his role as an architect, Peter van Assche serves as a supervisor for the Utrecht Beurskwartier and holds the position of lecturer in Architecture & Circular Thinking (ACT) at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Peter has held guest lecturer positions at Hochschule Erfurt (DE), Cornell University (NY, USA), and the Norman Foster Foundation (Madrid, ES). Until early 2023, he served as a guest professor at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (DE) and as chairman of the Commission for Aesthetics and Monuments in Utrecht. Notably, he received a nomination for Architect of the Year in 2023. Follow him @Peter_van_Assche.

Meintje Delisse

Meintje Delisse graduated from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, and after working as an architect at various firms, she assumed the role of managing director at bureau SLA in 2022. Meintje is an experienced project architect, dedicated to larger residential development projects, such as Heesterveld, De Open Hof, Pauwenven and A11 Hembrug. Meintje has also worked for the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture as a lecturer in Housing Analysis and has taught at Hochshule Erfurt (DE). She is currently an architect member of the Advisory Council for NH Bouwstroom.

our team